Training the Next Generation of Behavioral Health Professionals
NC State’s Department of Social Work has received two federal grants totaling $3.1M to train the next generation of integrated behavioral health and primary care providers.
Giving Families a Voice in North Carolina’s Child Welfare System
Children are among the most vulnerable members of society, and NC State’s Kara Allen-Eckard is helping to lead an effort to better serve at-risk children and their families in North Carolina.
Rising to New Heights
Senior forward Jennifer Mathurin, a student-athlete majoring in social work, has been presented with many opportunities to succeed during her NC State career. See her and the No. 17 Wolfpack women's basketball team in action on Sunday at the annual Play4Kay game at Reynolds Coliseum.
Writing for an Academic Audience
Meyer’s law is too often embodied in academic and professional writing: “It is a simple task to make things complex, but a complex task to make them simple.”
NC State Program Addresses Shortage of Mental Health Professionals
North Carolina State University’s Department of Social Work is launching a new workforce program to recruit and train graduate students for careers in mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Study Shows Innovative Program Helps Limit Domestic Violence
October is domestic violence awareness month, and the statistics are horrifying. Nearly three in 10 women have been stalked or assaulted by their partner, and states reported investigating abuse cases involving 5.9 million children in 2010. It hurts children to […]
Raising Awareness of Birth Defects
Kayte Thomas, a graduate student in social work, wins accolades for helping raise international awareness of birth defects.
Dealing With Trauma And Its Aftermath
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Karen Bullock, associate department head in NC State’s Department of Social Work, which is hosting a symposium on trauma for social workers and those in related fields. At a time when many […]
How To Avoid Scams Targeting Older Adults
Research tells us that scams targeting older adults are becoming increasingly prevalent, and can have devastating effects on the finances of seniors and their families. I’ve spoken to researchers at NC State who focus on this issue to get information […]
Using Desire To Be A ‘Good Dad’ To Curb Domestic Violence
A lot of fathers who have battered their partners, and/or their kids, also witnessed domestic violence in their own homes as children. Many of these men want to do a better job as fathers. A pilot study in North Carolina […]